Michael Miao, M.D.
Dr. Miao graduated from Harvard University and the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic training at the University of Pittsburgh and received advanced fellowship training in
knee and shoulder arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques as well as in Sports Medicine.
He is board certified and subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA),
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA), Nevada Orthopaedic Society, Nevada State Medical Association, and Clark County Medical Association.
Dr. Miao is on faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and is part of the UNLV Sports Medical Team. His responsibilities include teaching the UNLV Sports Medicine Fellow, medical students and Family Medicine residents, as well as taking care of UNLV athletes.
This continues his interest in teaching that started as an Orthopaedic consultant to a large family practice/sports medicine fellowship in California.
Specializing in Sports Medicine, advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures, and cartilage restoration/transplantation, Dr. Miao uses his personal experiences as a former National swimmer and Olympic Swimmer in
the 23rd Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California to guide his patients on their road to recovery.
Dr. Miao is currently the Medical Director and Official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team and has been the Head Team Physician for the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives football team through
its first 3 seasons (2 Championships). He is one of the team physicians for USA Swimming and USA Water Polo and served as an intern team physician for the USOC (USA Women's Hockey). For several years, Dr. Miao has been
asked to cover Las Vegas' PGA, LPGA, ATP tour, USA Rugby 7's, and WAC/WCC/PAC-12 events. He has also served as contact physician for a number of local high schools in our underserved neighborhoods.
Emphasizing a careful and thoughtful approach to medical decision making, Dr. Miao encourages his patients to be educated and active participants in their own medical care.
Dr. Miao is the Medical Director for the Las Vegas Wranglers
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Effective May 1, 2013, Michael Miao, M.D. will become the Interim Head Team
Physician for UNLV Athletics on the departure of Dr. Michael Milligan to Northwestern University. Dr. Miao will coordinate the care of all UNLV athletes among the
various medical and surgical specialists who keep them in good health. A national search will be started to replace Dr. Milligan who is a Family Medicine physician
specializing in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Michael Miao has again arranged for our DOC Sports Medicine team to handle on-site medical coverage of the WAC
Basketball Conference tournament at the Orleans Arena. With the arrival of the PAC-12 tournament at the MGM Arena this year, Dr. Miao, Dr. Chad Hanson, and Dr. Matthew Fouse will
concurrently provide medical coverage for this new event as well. Come join us and enjoy the exciting play during March Madness!!
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Dr. Miao served as the Team Physician for USA Swimming's Junior World Championship team which competed August 2011 in Lima, Peru.
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University of Nevada SOM Family Medicine Residents selected Dr. Miao to receive the Preceptor of the Year award for 2010-2011.
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Dr. Miao teamed with USA Rugby's Team physician to cover the USA Rugby 7's tournament held at the Sam Boy Stadium.
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Dr. Miao did a very good job of explaining surgery process, recovery time was very quick, no pain after three weeks.
Miao and his staff were extremely professional and compassionate. I was so impressed with Dr. Miao.
When I came to see Dr. Miao, I was in severe pain and could barely walk. After the surgery and one month of physical rehab, I was almost back to all of my activities without pain.
After being treated by Dr. Miao and his staff, I was able to regain my life and job duties back 100%!
From start to finish, Dr. Miao and his entire staff were extremely professional, friendly and always accommodating!
I felt like when Dr. Miao was with me, that I was important. He was also patient with me as I was contemplating having surgery.
My personal care was well met. I was comforted to know the practice followed well thought out processes throughout my care.
I can tell Dr. Michael Miao is a wonderful professional person. I was here with him and I feel lucky because again I can do my normal life.
I had a great experience. Surgery went just as planned. I highly recommend Dr. Miao as an orthopaedic surgeon.
I would like to compliment Dr. Miao and his entire staff for their professionalism and expertise.
I only wish I had done this sooner. The pain I was in before surgery was so intense. Now I have my life back.
I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Miao as my surgeon he was great as was his team.
My personal experience has been exceptional. The staff performed above and beyond expectations from start to finish..
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